Imagine my surprise when I found out there was a home grown science fiction film this morning. Right here in Austin, Swerve Pictures has announced a new trailer for the film Mars, directed by director Geoff Marslett.

This sci-fi rom-com stars Mark Duplass (Humpday, The Puffy Chair), Zoe Simpson (Deadly Obsession), and Cynthia Watros (Lost, The Drew Carey Show) as astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars. Charlie Brownsville (Duplass) and his team are caught in a space race between NASA and the ESA's artificially intelligent robot. Being a journey through space, they experience life threatening accidents, self doubts, obnoxious reporters, and the boredom of extended space travel.

Mars is a high definition animated film, something Marslett has experience in, having done animation for indie productions like Last Man Standing: Politics Texas Style.

Mars does not have an official premiere date, but you can see the trailer after the jump.

categories Movies, Sci-Fi